Isle of Wight Council

Community Safety Services

Prevent (Counter Terrorism)

Prevent is a national strategy. It aims to stop people from becoming violent extremists or supporting terrorism. Prevent forms part of  the Government's CONTEST strategy. It says that authorities have a duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

The council has a Prevent Board which includes:

  • Community Safety Partners
  • Isle of Wight College
  • Adult and Children's Safeguarding Leads
  • other relevant partners

Channel forms part of the national Prevent strategy. It is a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. The council coordinates a panel which agencies can refer into if they have a concern about a person.

Making referrals

If you need to make a referral, please do so using the prevent referral form.

For general enquiries within Hampshire or for advice on completing the referral form you can contact:

If you have a safeguarding concern please follow your organisations safeguarding process. In an emergency please call 999.

Further Information

For access to resources for schools, parents and young people to support Prevent and other safeguarding topics please visit Hampshire Constabulary Safe4me Education Resources.

To help you understand Prevent more the Home Office have a free eLearning tool you can also email